Agile Dev East 2017 Tutorial: Service Virtualization for Faster Development and Testing


Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Service Virtualization for Faster Development and Testing

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An agile development mantra—Test early and test continuously—is rapidly becoming the mantra for DevOps as the business demands frequent releases of compelling functionality. As testers, our efforts to “shift left” and support continuous integration with automated (and manual) tests are disrupted by a number of factors. Access to constrained system components is one of the greatest challenges. Research has found that an application under test interacts on average with more than fifty separate components—less than half of which are reliably available when testing. So, how can we ensure that we’re able to execute the required tests early and continuously? Service virtualization is one way to ensure that automated end-to-end tests can execute as early and as often as needed to deliver rapid, continuous quality feedback. Join Wayne Ariola and Alexander Mohr to explore service virtualization, how it compares to alternative strategies, criteria for determining when to apply it, and guidelines for selecting and implementing the best deployment strategy to meet your organization’s specific goals. Adoption and deployment strategies are followed by step-by-step “how to” discussions so you leave with a clear understanding of how to get started with service virtualization.

Wayne Ariola

Known for his efforts to promote continuous testing, Wayne Ariola has contributed to the design of many innovative technologies and received several patents for his inventions. A recognized leader on topics such as service virtualization, SOA and API quality, software quality governance, and application security, Wayne is a frequent contributor to industry publications and author of Continuous Testing for IT Leaders. He has been a contributor to software testing for fifteen years and in the software industry for more than twenty.

Alexander Mohr

Alexander Mohr joined Tricentis as a service virtualization evangelist and enterprise solution architect. He is responsible for defining strategy, evolving best practices, and helping customers establish and achieve service virtualization goals that advance their business objectives. Alexander has more than sixteen years of experience in the financial and telecom sectors, developing applications and covering business analysis, test management, project management, and enterprise architecture. Previously, Alexander oversaw the service virtualization implementation for a major Austrian telecommunications provider.